The author, smiling winningly Scott Raymond home

Calm but alert

20 Mar 2003

“Have you had any dates recently?”

“No, not for a while, I suppose. Although there is one girl I do have an unhealthy relationship with. I mean, with whom I have an unhealthy relationship.”

“Unhealthy?”

“I don’t know. Maybe it’s good for me, too. It’s what ails me and what heals me. She’s the disease as well as the cure. Her heart pumps strychnine and it’s a fountain of youth.”